The balls of ice and snow range in size from just a few inches across to nearly three feet wide-and they number in the thousands. The beach began to be covered with ice. This phenomenon has fascinated scientists and other people, which keep imaging a huge snowball fight, among giants as some measure up to three feet across.
Giant snowballs have appeared on a beach in northern Russian Federation.
A rare natural phenomenon has filled a Siberian coast with "giant snowballs".
Locals in the village of Nyda, which lies on the Yamal Peninsula just above the Arctic Circle, say they have never seen anything to like them.
We have them all in one place. She further said that they are all of the various sizes from tennis balls to volleyballs.
"It's as if someone spilled them", USA Today reported local resident Ekaterina Chernykh said. Many people believed it only when [they] saw [them] with their own eyes.
Lisenkov called it a "rare natural phenomenon", citing the action of the wind, outlines of the coastline, and temperature as the ingredients for such an event.
It is thought that bitter winds and the constant flow of the water "roll" the ice into huge snowballs, leaving the unusual sight captured on camera by locals. It has not occurred in the past and there was not so much snow for them to form. A similar natural phenomenon previously occurred in Finland and in the USA, on the shores of Lake Michigan in 2013, where locals found balls of ice weighing even more than 50 pounds.
Snow or ice balls have formed on Lake Michigan at various times in the last few years.